Ted Sanders is the author of The Box and the Dragonfly, the first book in The Keepers series. His short story collection No Animals We Could Name (Graywolf 2012), was the winner of the 2011 Bakeless Prize for Fiction. His stories and essays have appeared in many publications, including The Southern Review, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, and the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology. A recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, he lives with his family in Urbana, Illinois, and teaches at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Visit www.tedsanders.net to learn more about Ted and The Keepers.